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Golfers hit the fairway for Weirton United Way

Organization holds its 39th Golf Classic at Williams Golf and Country Club

GETTING READY — Participants in Monday’s Weirton United Way Golf Classic take practice putts before hitting the course at Williams Golf and Country Club. The tournament is the first fundraiser of the United Way’s 2021 campaign. -- Craig Howell

WEIRTON — After a year away from traditional fundraising activities, the Weirton United Way got back into the swing of things Monday with its 39th Golf Classic at Williams Golf and Country Club.

Seventy-three golfers took to the fairways to assist the Weirton community’s top charitable organization, which is working this year to raise $240,000 to benefit 12 local agencies.

“We’re very excited to have this tournament after not being able to have it last year,” Weirton United Way Executive Director Linda Stear said.

The Golf Classic is the first event of the Weirton United Way’s calendar, with the campaign officially getting under way in September.

While participation was lower than in the past, Stear expressed her appreciation to all the teams and sponsors, as well as the volunteers for Monday’s event.

“We had a lot of sponsors and a lot of businesses that donated to the event,” she said.

Hole-in-one prizes were provided by R.E. Saxon Jeweler and Lyle’s Auto, and golfers took a chance for a cash prize as part of a putting contest.

John Kirlangitis again served as tournament director.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Weirton United Way’s 2021 campaign, which is led by Casey Richards, campaign chair, and Joyia Lytle, campaign vice chair.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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